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sudden sharp pain in eyes what can the cause be

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Dry eye syndrome: commonly can be a culprit for occasional sharp pains felt on the eye. When the corneal epithelium (top layer of the cornea) becomes desiccated from ex ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Sharp pain behind the eyes can be due to many issues: most common is dry eye. Much less common causes: infection, inflammation, sinusitis, tumor.
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A female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
32 years experience Neurology
Tension: I am assuming that you are not having any nausea, sensitivity to light, sound or smell which would make this more of a migrainous headache. Therefore ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Urgent Medical check: Severe persistent headache can be due to a serious intracranial cause such as Bleeding. This requires immediate medical check up as it is an emergenc ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Foreign Body/DryEyes: An occasional momentary sharp shooting pain is not that uncommon and is benign. If you get this often you may have a small foreign body lodged in the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Dry eyes?: Dry eyes can cause sharp pain and tearing. There are numerous other causes such as foreign material in the eye, corneal damage, etc. You should see y ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Dry eyes: The corneal nerves are so sensitive that any dryness can cause a sharp pain, which leads to reflex tearing. The pain then only lasts a second. If you ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Ideas : There are several things to think about, but probably the most common is dry eyes. Artificial tears used 4 to 6 times a day helps to alleviate this sy ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Nerve: The supraorbital nerve about that eye apparently becomes irritable or pinched by some muscle contraction in the forehead when you assume these positio ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
30 years experience Urology
MASTERBATION: Holding your breath and pressing with orgasm could be the cause. It could be a blood pressure issue also.

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